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MXMXT-20-16 NOW AVAILABLE

Dec 02, 2009

Our MXMXT-20-16 is now available. This chrome moly, 1-1/4 - 12 x 1" male rod end features a 6.375" long thread, and a 3.000" wide ball! It's a true monster! You need one of these just for bragging rights!


1-14 LH x 1" CHROME MOLY MALE NOW AVAILABLE

Nov 10, 2009

We are pleased to announce that our MXML-16-F rod end is now available. The MXML-16-F features a 1-14 LH x 1.0" Male Rod End, Chrome Moly, Slotted Nylon race, with a bright chrome plated finish.


1.25-12 x 1" RH CHROME MOLY FEMALES AVAILABLE

Nov 10, 2009

We are pleased to announce that our MXF-20-16 is now available. The MXF-20-16 features a 1.25-12 RH thread, with a 1" bore, female threads, a slotted nylon race, chrome moly housing, and a bright chrome plated finish.


3/4 x 3/4 Male High Strength Stainless Rod

Oct 05, 2009

We are pleased to announce that our STMX-12 high strength 3/4" x 3/4" male stainless rod end is now available.


MCP on National Public Radio

Sep 01, 2009

NPR ran a 3 minute article about our efforts to keep our people employed on their program All Things Considered. To read the article and hear the story, visit http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112444125.


CHROME MOLY LADDER BAR ADJUSTERS NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 31, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the LBAX-12, a 3/4 x 3/4 chrome moly ladder bar adjuster, is now available.


CANADIAN SHIPPING POINT NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 22, 2009

Midwest Control is pleased to announce that you can now purchase products from our website for shipment from our stocking distributor in Ontario, Canada.


STAINLESS STEEL COM BEARINGS

Aug 22, 2009

We are pleased to announce that we have added stainless steel COM bearings to our offerings. COMST-10 (5/8" size), COMST-12 (3/4" size) and COMST-16 (1" size) are now in stock.


FEMALE 3/8 X 3/8 CHROME MOLY ROD END NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 20, 2009

We are pleased to announce that are female 3/8-24 RH x 3/8 bore chrome moly spherical rod ends are now in stock.


MIDWEST CONTROL IN THE HEADLINES AGAIN

Aug 11, 2009

Our garden continues to attract local media attention. This is probably the best article yet: http://www.eaglepublications.com/thisweek/1250027922_1147.pdf


60 pounds of Green Beans

Aug 10, 2009

At lunch today I had the special treat of being able to buy fresh sweet corn and green beans about 100 feet from our front office door. As some of you know, we have put in a large one acre garden this summer to help keep some of our people busy (instead of laying them off). The 'produce market' today was on the street next to our factory, so I bought sweet corn, green beans, green peppers, green onions and a yellow squash - all picked this morning from the Midwest Control 'employee garden'. The lady who was manning the stand (who is normally machining yoke ends) told me that we picked 60 pounds of green beans and a pallet load of sweet corn today. We feel fortunate that we have not put anyone on layoff in this recession. We are also enjoying the novelty of using a garden to keep our people busy and productive. What interesting times! There's a write up on this in a local newspaper. The web link: http://www.macombjournal.com/news/x1876199115/Midwest-Control-garded-in-full-bloom


HIGH STRENGTH STAINLESS MALE SPHERICAL ROD ENDS

Aug 03, 2009

We are pleased to announce that our new STMX series is now available in the right hand male size (part# STMX-6). This higher strength series of stainless male rod ends is an upgrade to our popular STM series of normal strength stainless male rod ends. Other sizes are pending.


10-32 ALUMINUM CLEVIS

Jul 28, 2009

MCP is pleased to announce that our new 10-32 aluminum clevis is now available. Search by part# BTCA-187S.


Television Coverage - The right thing to do.

Jun 17, 2009

We have been doing a number of interesting things during this recession to keep from laying off any of our employees. Apparently this has caught the attention of some of the regional media. Today, WQAD from Moline, IL sent a TV crew to film and interview a number of our folks regarding what some of our work-creating, anti-recession activities have been. While they were interested in our political letter writing campaign that the employees have been conducting (repeal the stimulus, cut taxes), they were most interested in our 20,000 square foot garden. When one of the TV crew asked Mark Rauschert, our President, why we're doing this, Mark responded, 'We're debt free. We've had it good for a long time. We're getting new work everyday. It is the right thing to do."


3/4 x 5/8 NARROW style Chrome Moly Rod End Added

Jun 03, 2009

MCP is pleased to announce that our narrow 3/4 x 5/8 chrome moly rod end is now available - search by MXM-12-10N.


RECESSION. RECESSION.

Apr 15, 2009

We now have over 5,500 active customers. These customers are in a variety of industries - so much so that we are able to see a good cross-section of how the recession is effecting various industries. It's safe for us to say that if you are reading this paragraph, your business is probably off between 35% and 75% this year. We too are seeing the effects of the recession on our business. However, our approach of dealing with it, instead of laying off people, is to cut as many of our non-labor overhead expenses as possible. We started this back in December and our results to date have been fantastic. We haven't let anyone go and we're still making money. Having said that, it's not been easy - we have had to become VERY creative. We've done things such as taping windows (back in January) and cleaning our own toilets. Now that the weather is warming up, we are planning on mowing our own grass. Our main factory here (located in Illinois) sits on 11 acres. We are getting ready to plant trees (manually), and believe or not, we're going to put in a victory garden to help keep our people busy. If you find all of this of interest, let us know (mcr@midwestcontrol.com), and I'll try to post updates on the new and clever things we're willing to do to keep our people employed during these crazy economic times.


RUBBER BOOTS FOR FEMALE STUDDED ROD ENDS

Apr 10, 2009

We are pleased to announce that we now have molded rubber boots to fit our female studded rod ends. Sizes in stock are the RFS-6 (fits 3/8" sizes), RFS-8 (1/2"), RFS-10 (5/8"), and RFS-12 (3/4"). Direct weblink: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/buy.php?item=5463


M14 x 1.50 RH MALE CHROME MOLY ROD END NOW AVAILABLE

Apr 02, 2009

We are pleased to announce that our DXTM-14 is now available. The DXTM-14 has M14 x 1.50 RH threads and is made from chrome moly. Direct weblink: https://www.midwestcontrol.com/buy.php?item=5455


COTTERLESS CLEVIS PINS (LOW PROFILE) NOW AVAILABLE

Mar 31, 2009

We have added a new CPT series of clevis pins that are threaded together instead of using the traditional clevis pin and cotter pin. Check out our CPT375 (3/8" size) and CPT500 (1/2" size) designs. More sizes pending.


FEMALE CHROME MOLY SPHERICAL ROD ENDS NOW AVAILABLE

Mar 30, 2009

MCP is pleased to announce that we now have female chrome moly spherical rod ends available. Our new MXF series features a chrome plated, slotted nylon, chrome moly design. Typical sizes include 1/2" (Part# MXF-8), 5/8" (MXF-10), and 3/4" (MXF-12).